Nickels for Know How Referendum
The Ashe County Nickels for Know How Referendum will be held on Thursday, November 17,
The polling location is at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center, located
at 134 Law Enforcement Drive, Suite 202 in Jefferson.
The referendum is being held to let users and producers of feed or fertilizer decide if they wish to
continue the self-assessment program. This program has been in place since 1948, and the law
requires that a new referendum be held every six years.
A 2/3 favorable vote will mean that growers are willing to continue to assess themselves to
support agricultural research and education. The assessment is fifteen cents per hundred pounds
on feed and fertilizer produced in North Carolina.
The funds, about $1.4 million annually, are collected by the North Carolina Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services and then allocated by the NC Carolina Agricultural
Foundation, Inc.’s 148 volunteer Board of Directors to support agricultural research and extension
projects at North Carolina State University benefitting agriculture in North Carolina.
For more information on the referendum, please call the NC Cooperative Extension, Ashe County
Center at 336-846-5850.